I don't know if you've noticed but I kind of wear different variations of the same thing pretty much everyday. It usually revolves around some kind of t-shirt, pants, flip flops now that it is summer, and some fabulous accessories. I challenged myself to get out of that box when I impulsively bought these shoes. Since I was on a roll, I selected a few things from this fabulous little boutique, So Kate, that I really absolutely love.
I decided the perfect time to try this new look for myself was this weekend for date night. On the way to the airport to pick up my husband, I called my mom and immediately said... I'm wearing heels and I'm calling you so you can convince me to keep them on. (I totally had my trusty flip flops on the seat next to me... you know... just in case!) I proceeded to tell her that they were amazing shoes but they made me Amazonian-woman-tall. (Sidebar... I'm normally tall. Like 5'-9-1/2". But with these babies on I swear I was close to 6'.) I told her that not only did I love the shoes, but the whole outfit! I was loving the shirt and the necklaces. I loved how different and "dressed up" I felt compared to what I normally wore. (I know in reality I wasn't that dressed up... baby steps here baby steps.) But I still wasn't "comfortable" I guess.
She gave me the best advice. She told me not to let it be the topic of conversation for the night, not to even bring it up. Wear the outfit like it was a normal thing, nothing out of the ordinary. If Jonathan comments, just smile and say something like, "Oh you like the shoes? Thanks!" or "You like this gorgeous shirt? Thanks!" Just own it!
shirt: c/o so kate // shirt: h&m // pants: h&m // necklace: c/o so kate and urban outfitters // shoes: target
I realized as the night progressed that by not talking about it, the uncomfortableness that originally was there, was gone. It felt normal... no... it felt FABULOUS! I absolutely loved it! I felt like a million bucks. And I loved it. I loved wearing the heels. I loved the absolutely gorgeous shirt. I adore the necklace (especially layered!!) And you know what? There was absolutely zero awkwardness or uneasiness. I WORE that outfit and guess what... I'm totally going to wear it again!!!
So thank you Mom... and Target... and So Kate... you guys totally and completely rock my world!